Looking at the Silverstone FT01, we see a real missed opportunity to deliver what could have been an extremely good case. To Silverstone’s credit, the FT01 is absolutely beautiful to look at – the understated elegance and style here is unquestionable, and if we were judging it by looks alone, it’d be getting a ten without question. The CPU thermal performance is also extremely good, beating the previous top spot holder by a full 2°C in the CPU load stress test.
Sadly though, there’s a lot that’s not so impressive with the FT01, and unfortunately most of it’s on the inside. The dust filters in particular are a real low point, with the cooling fans audible rubbing against them and in the case of the PSU fan very loudly thanks to the unnecessarily tight PSU mounting.